Code Savvy is a not-for-profit organization inspiring kids and teens to become code-savvy, that is, to understand the kind of creative thinking that goes into coding, and to try out programming computers and devices.   Code Savvy is determined to bring more diversity -- gender and ethnic diversity -- to computer science. 

Here's our 2014 year end newsletter.

Link to more information about these Code Savvy core programs: 
  • Twin Cities CoderDojo (free, mentored coding environment for kids 8-17) started April 2013 and has welcomed 2000+ young coders to explore web and app design, gaming, systems and electronics.   CoderDojoTC has inspired three additional branches. 
  • Technovation Challenge  (young women ages 12-18 design and code mobile apps as they participate in this global coding and entrepreneurial challenge) + the festive Appapalooza
  • Code Clubs --  youth learn to code after school at community sites.  Code Savvy will be launching code clubs and coding events at several locations in North Minneapolis starting in fall 2014, and other communities around the Twin Cities during 2015.  Please direct inquiries from potential community partners to hello@CodeSavvy.org  
  • Get With the Program -- workshops for educators -- developing coding awareness and skills among K-8 educators and after-school Code Club leaders through workshops, conferences and mentor-teachers. 
  • Code Camps for kids -- Cool half-day code camps in Scratch, AppInventor, Ruby and more at several Twin Cities locations in summer 2015.   We've scheduled some already, and are adding more each week.
  • Learn to code -- advice on online resources for beginning coders.   

Code Savvy also partners with these local coding initiatives:
  •  Digital Empowerment Academy -- North Minneapolis teens explore digital literacy and coding
  •  Katie CoderDojo -- a place for girls ages 8 to 16 to explore programming:  games and animations in Scratch or mobile apps in AppInventor
  • Tonka CoderDojo for students ages 13 to17 to explore Web technologies, mobile apps, Codecademy and Minecraft, located at Minnetonka High School.

For more information, please contact hello@CodeSavvy.org